Posted 20 February 2009 - 04:36 PM
I have recently cleaned up some malware with the help from people in the HijackThis Logs and Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal form. After that, I followed steps to clean up the computer with check disk, scandisk, defrag, pagedefrag, etc. I also shut down startup services that were not needed. As of now, I have much more free memory and the computer probably has not ran this well since it was new (It is a laptop by the way if that may help). The only concern I have is that before I had any problems with malware, the fan would not turn on unless the CPU was running close to 100% while doing tasks. Other than that it never seemed to have a heat problem. Since I have cleaned it up, the fan will kick on quite often even when I am not doing much. For example, playing music takes about 5-8% CPU and that will cause it to kick on and run until the music is stopped. This didn't happen before. It will even kick on when the computer just sits here if it is given enough time to warm up.
I have not changed its placement or put anything around it that would restrict airflow. I asked about the malware removal process changing anything but was told that it shouldn't have had any effect on that. I downloaded speedfan to see what the temp was on the CPU and it gets to 135 degrees F and then the fan kicks on. I am not sure if this is where it used to turn on before but it seems like that is a high temp.
My questions are whether that temp is too hot, is it bad to run the fan all the time on this computer (if not, how do I do that. I can't get speedfan to adjust my fan speed.), and does anyone have any ideas on why my fan seems to run much more now. Any help would be appreciated.